Land Locked Blues (Companion Version)

[Verse 1]

If you walk away, I’ll walk away

First tell me which road you will take

I don’t want to risk our paths crossing some day

So if you walk that way, I’ll walk this way
[Verse 2]

And the future hangs over our heads

It moves with each current event

Until it falls all around like a cold steady rain

Just stay in when it’s looking this way

[Verse 3]

And the moon’s laying low in the sky

Forcing everything metal to shine

And the sidewalk holds diamonds like the jewelry store case

They argue walk this way, no, walk this way[Verse 4]

And Laura’s asleep in my bed

As I’m leaving she wakes up and says

“I dreamed you were carried away on the crest of a wave

Baby, don’t go away, just come here”[Verse 5]

And there’s kids playing guns in the street

And one’s pointing his tree branch at me

So I put my hands up, I say, “Enough is enough

If you walk away, I’ll walk away”

And he shot me dead[Chorus 1]

I found a liquid cure

From my landlocked blues

It’ll pass away like a slow parade

It’s leaving, but I don’t know how soon[Verse 6]

Oh, this world’s got me dizzy again

You’d think after forty-one years I’d be used to the spin

But it only feels worse when I’m stuck in one place

So I’m always pacing around or walking away

[Verse 7]

I keep drinking the ink from my pen

And I’m balancing history books up on my head

But it all boils down to one quotable phrase:

“If you love something, give it away”[Verse 8]

A good woman, she will pick you apart

A box full of suggestions for your possible heart

You may be offended, I know I was afraid

But don’t walk away, don’t walk away[Verse 9]

We made love on the living room floor

With the noise in the background from a televised war

And in that deafening pleasure, I thought I heard someone say

“If we walk away, they’ll walk away”[Verse 10]

But, you know, greed is a bottomless pit

Our freedom’s a joke, we’re just taking a piss

And the whole world must watch the sad comic display

If you’re still free, start running away

‘Cause we’re coming for you[Verse 11]

I’ve grown so tired of holding this pose

I feel more like a stranger every time I come home

So I’m making a deal with the devils of fame

Saying, “Let me walk away, please”

[Verse 12]

You’ll be free, child, once you have died

From the shackles of language and measurable time

And then we can trade places, play musical graves

‘Til then, walk away, walk away[Chorus 2]

So I’m up at dawn, putting on my shoes

I just wanna make a clean escape

I’m leaving, but I don’t know where to

Baby, I know I’m leaving, but I don’t know where to